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Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
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After a long cold winter& 96 days of January ... we Finally got some nice weather, & on a Sunday... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Debbie E
,
Milnesville
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Nice scenic ride

We de died at the last limits to drive over to Jim Thorpe and ride the old train. Good idea! Ticket... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patrick G
,
Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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The 1-hour, 16-mile round-trip follows the Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, into the Lehigh Gorge State Park. High-rising cliffs and mountain scenery surround the train along the route to Old Penn Haven. You will see hikers, rafters, mountain bikers, and wildlife along the railroad. You will learn about railroad lore, wildlife, the history of the anthracite coal region, and the people who launched America into the Industrial Age. Seasonal days and hours apply throughout the year. Call for more information or visit our website for current schedules.
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1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After a long cold winter& 96 days of January ... we Finally got some nice weather, & on a Sunday too! We decided to head to Jim Thorpe. When we arrived, we parked in the paid parking lot $6 a car. We took a train...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We de died at the last limits to drive over to Jim Thorpe and ride the old train. Good idea! Ticket booth is right next to the train cars so it is convenient. It was a little pricey, $14 for adults and $9 for children....More

Thank Patrick G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day before Easter, I went on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway to meet up with some family I hadn’t seen in a while. After a full day, I went back to the station to use the bathroom one last time before I went home....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very fun experience for families. Our family went during the Easter weekend. My two daughters enjoyed the ride and the Easter bunny was a nice plus. The views along the Lehigh river are truly stunning. There were no leaves on most trees yet so I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

with four adults and one child...a thoroughly pleasant experience! We bought same day tickets for the afternoon train, complete with a bunny character greeting passengers individually throughout the ride, a conductor handing out an Easter treat for the children, a Peter Rabbit story reading and...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

It was a very pleasant train ride along scenic Lehigh Gorge. There was a conductor on board who was very humorous and had some interesting stories to tell. The train itself preserve s some old charm of the time. Good fun!

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

While visiting Jim Thorpe, we happened upon the WinterFest and the train was running and tickets were available! $14 per adult. Typical old fashioned train seating, i suggest sitting on right side, facing away from town as this affords the best views. Nice way to...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

We were out and about to visit the town of Jim Thorpe. When we arrived we saw the adorable train station. We asked at the ticket counter for some information so we could come back for a trip. They were actually boarding and about to...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

we went on sunday for this train ride and it was amazing riding along the river the host telling stories about the area were fun and informative i will go back to see fall foilage with my wife grat for train lovers and familys lots...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best scenic places to see in the poconos if you take the train in the summer you will ride along the river in the gorge and its simply beautiful. You can take the bike train and ride up on the...More

Thank Ricky B
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pjorcutt
13 October 2017|
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Response from Sam D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed as long as they are well-behaved. There were a few on there during my last visit!
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11 July 2017|
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Response from shortierose | Reviewed this property |
The train going to Hometown had a caboose but I never rode in the caboose.
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vico19
7 June 2017|
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Response from bupper66 | Reviewed this property |
We were in a "closed car" but the windows were half way open. Had handicapped individuals in my party and there were in the front of the car with closed windows and no circulation. It was extremely hot!! It was also 90... More
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